Ward Cunningham is the Director of Committer Community Development of the Eclipse Foundation, an innovative open source collaboration among large and small commercial interests focused specifically on software development. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.; has served as an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group; the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software; and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward also hosts the AgileManifesto.org. and is a founder of the Hillside Group where he created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continue to be held all over the world.